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« on: April 19, 2008, 11:23:29 PM »

The Lost Revolution: The U.S. in Vietnam 1946-1968
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 10:14:44 AM »

The Things They Carried
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 01:54:24 AM »

FIASCO by Thomas E Ricks
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 10:08:25 PM »

Ho Chi Minh and His Vietnam: A personal Memoir by Jean Sainteny
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 06:44:23 PM »

Vietnam's Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN by Andrew Wiest
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2008, 10:38:59 PM »

"The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda"  by Yaroslav Trofimov


Wow!  This is a really captivating book.  I highly recommend reading this one. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008, 09:59:33 AM »

The Killing Zone   My Life In The Vietnam War by Frederick Downs
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008, 09:31:05 PM »

The Killing Zone   My Life In The Vietnam War by Frederick Downs

I have this one, but have not read it yet.  You will have to let me know what you think of it.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2008, 06:59:57 PM »

"My Year in Iraq"  by Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III 
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2008, 10:19:02 AM »

"American Soldier" by General Tommy Franks
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2008, 04:35:42 PM »

"My Year in the Merde" by Stephen Clarke

This book is about the experiences of a British business man working in Paris for a year.  It is non stop funny so far.  I highly recommend it.

Especially to Francophiles like RR :p
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008, 05:30:10 PM »

"My Year in the Merde" by Stephen Clarke

This book is about the experiences of a British business man working in Paris for a year.  It is non stop funny so far.  I highly recommend it.

Especially to Francophiles like RR :p
The City of Lights as "La Merde"? Shocked Mon Dieu - what a barbarian he must be!  Twisted



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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2008, 11:54:10 AM »

The Killing Zone   My Life In The Vietnam War by Frederick Downs

I have this one, but have not read it yet.  You will have to let me know what you think of it.  Smiley
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I'm sorry for the to long delay.  I just finished it, I'm not a big time reader so it can take me awhile.  Just like another book on Vietnam called "Blood On The Risers", "The Killing Zone - My Life In The Vietnam War" is another book that does well in showing how hard it was for the troops on the ground.  The author was maimed and has also written other books, the next one being called "Aftermath, A Soldiers Return From Vietnam".  I may order it next or perhaps one called "Valor" which I understand is good too.  Would I recommend it...yes.  I hope you will like it as I did.
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2008, 10:09:29 PM »

 

I'm sorry for the to long delay.

No problem.  Not everyone has the time or inclination to read all the time.  I am fortunate that I read fast when I find the time.

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Just like another book on Vietnam called "Blood On The Risers", "The Killing Zone - My Life In The Vietnam War" is another book that does well in showing how hard it was for the troops on the ground.  The author was maimed and has also written other books, the next one being called "Aftermath, A Soldiers Return From Vietnam".  I may order it next or perhaps one called "Valor" which I understand is good too.  Would I recommend it...yes.  I hope you will like it as I did.

I will try to get to it soon.  I have read Blood on the Risers.  I have also read several of the LRRP books by people like Larry Chambers and Gary Linderer and like those a lot. 

Lately I have been reading more of the text book type books.  So I need to take a break and get back to the memoirs.

Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2008, 09:10:42 PM »

"You're Stepping on my cloak and Dagger" by Roger Hall

This is a memoir of an OSS agent in WWII.  The author uses humor in telling his story.  So far it is an enjoyable read. 
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